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Hardcover Fabrics: A Handbook for Interior Designers and Architects Book

ISBN: 039373062X

ISBN13: 9780393730623

Fabrics: A Handbook for Interior Designers and Architects

This thorough handbook by a textile professional describes and illustrates fibers and yarns, fabric structures, fabric design, dye and printing processes, finishes and treatments, styles and applications of cloth for furniture, window-, wall-, and floor coverings. Also covered are testing and flaws; the fabric industry, and professional practice.


Format: Hardcover

Condition: Good*

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Everything you need to know about furnishing textiles . . .

As a new student in interior design, I've found Mary Paul Yates's treatment of the material very helpful. She starts out with aesthetics, knowing that if she jumped right into yarns and fibers we might be turned off or intimidated. The coverage of color, light and lighting, texture, pattern and market appropriateness are all crucial considerations for the professional. A short chapter on sustainable design follows; an apt attention to the "green" concerns that are becoming more and more important to responsible occupants of planet Earth. We then learn about the fibers that make up the yarns that make up the fabrics, and their many characteristics which an educated designer must definitely know. Lest one would think she is fully informed, there are eight more important chapters, starting with fabric structure (wovens, knits, embroideries, bondeds, casements and laces, etc.)and ending with professional practices (fabric selection, costs and budgets, order-writing and "guidelines and pitfalls"). With abundant, colorful photographs, educational illustrations and an excellent glossary, this book is both informative and easy to read, and it's hard to imagine any client asking a question the thorough reader couldn't answer.

awesome book!

This is a incredible book. It has a wealth of information. I ordered this book for a Textiles book that I was taking for college. This book will serve as an invaluable reference source in the future. You won't be disappointed in this book.


Thank you very much the book arrived before I expected and in very good conditions!!!

BroadBased Knowledge

Well-organized and informative general reference on textiles for home or commercial use. Also has a great references section. Pictures are helpful, but I'd also recommend having a "hands-on" source in order to get a better understanding of all of the terminology and descriptions.

Fabrics textbook

book was in excellent condition, just as the seller specified! no torns, no highlights, no wear! arrived promptly!
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